Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ps. 119:152

Ps. 119:152 I have known from my earliest days that your decrees never change.
God’s Word and ways never change. God never goes back on his Word. He had written exactly what he meant to be written. It is sin to try and adapt the Word to fit our times or understanding. God’s Word is absolutely true from beginning to end. We do not have the wisdom, right, or authority to try and make it say what we want it to say.
It is becoming increasingly popular to question what God says. Many people take things out of context to make the Scriptures say what it doesn’t say. Many pick and choose what they want to believe and live by. Many will adapt the Word to our culture and times in order not to offend certain people. Many refuse to believe that the Scriptures are indeed truth from God.
If we don’t have absolute confidence in the authenticity of the Word, we have nothing to stand on and live by. If God has not spoken clearly to all people of all time in the same way, man becomes his own god. There is no absolute truth; everybody is able to determine for themselves what is right and wrong. We see the end result of this way of thinking all around us. There are a multitude of belief systems, all claiming to be truth from God. There are a multitude of religions who deny the Word as God’s final authority for belief and practice. Truth is adapted to fit the sinful desires of people, all in the name of God. God’s character is distorted and deemed to be a God of love who embraces all people and invites them into his kingdom.
God’s Word is non-negotiable and non-changeable. God says what he means and means what he says. If you have a problem with that, then you have a problem with God. Take your complaints to Him, not me. I stand unmovable on the absolute authority and authenticity of God’s Word. ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God. He didn’t need man’s help in deciding what is truth when he moved man to write it, and he doesn’t need man’s help in deciding now what is truth.
God has spoken. It behooves us to accept it, learn it, and strive to live by it.

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